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's chew or dip. companies like r.j. reynolds and phillip morris say this new generation of smokeless products helps tide smokers over when they go places they can't light up anymore because of smoking bans, like restaurants and offices. the smoking rate is half what it was 40 years ago. and as i discovered in april 2010, companies are investing heavily in developing smokeless and in changing its image from hillbilly to hip. think smokeless tobacco, and you probably conjure up something distinctly unappealing: a bulging mouthful of wet, brown goo that's smelly and spitty... [spitting sounds] brown and drooly. not anymore. now there's snus. >> there's no spitting or anything, so no one knows you're doing it. >> when he does it, when justin billings uses snus, he tucks it, a tiny teabag-like pouch filled with tobacco, discreetly under his upper lip. there's no lump in his cheek and no juice. >> do you snus in class? >> yeah, it's great. >> what do you mean, it's great? >> i can be in class, and instead of looking like, "oh, there's 40 minutes left in this class; i just want a cigarette,
of a pennsylvania company to our nation's lawmakers in washington. >>> my name is richard phillips. we move the nation's most critical freight all over the world, and we employ 2,500 people. if our nation's politicians fail us and we go over the fiscal cliff, we'll feel the impact immediately. capital goods will start to slow down, and people will stop buying the kind of large home furnishings that we move every day. we'll buckle down and find a way to make it a strategic advantage but it won't be pretty for us or our customers. we elected to you lead, not to follow the hard left or hard right. govern from the middle and lead. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generatio
is phillips curvean in that they're trying to trade short-term gains in unemployment for modest upticks in inflation. if they get their way, presumably the gold bowls will come back out of the woodwork. >> if it goes from 200 to 1, 800, it's anticipated. >> how much did that suit cost? >> not very much. tie's a different story. >> not $1,800? >> no, not $1,800. >> you should be able to buy a suit for an ounce of gold. that's always been the -- >> i was not aware of the suit-to-gold ratio. >> suit-to-gold ratio. you -- never, never been your -- >> suits -- >> you've always need good five or six troy ounces to buy -- >> you buy a brioni suit, can you pay in gold bars? >> that's how i usually do. it. >>> real quick, boxing day according to wikipedia, traditionally the day following christmas when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their supervisors. this was an old english tradition apparently when servants would wait on their masters on christmas day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. the employers would give each servant a box to
up. but i don't think they'll get much higher than $4. >> phillip, thanks for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> still ahead, the ipad has some stiff competition in the tablet market this year. but does the tech giant have a reason to worry? we'll tackle the holiday tablet wars straight ahead. much more "squawk on the street" after this break. ♪ it's christmas time again decorations are hung by the fire ♪ >> let's hop over to chicago to the santelli exchange. >> what was that? >> quickly in position. >> good move. >> how did you like that? you said hop to chicago. i just wanted to be accommodating. you know, christmas eve. we all love christmas eve. especially those out there that have young kids. it's just an exciting day. and it's also an exciting day with regard to history. so i thought maybe it would be a good day to look at some of the christmas eves of the past so to speak. and one that just jumps out at me that was memorialized in the "new york times" on christmas eve just think partridge in a pear tree. i think it's pretty funny that was written by a gentleman wh
there would be phillip morris international. has a great history of raising dividends, and even in a higher tax environment. for instance, i don't think an investor would say, i'm going to shun higher dividend stocks, because now my tax rate is up. unfortunately, it will be higher, but you still will pursue dividend stocks. >> got it. peter. thank you. happy new year to you. peter anderson of asset management. >>> still ahead, the head of the campaign to fix the debt joins us live. what needs to happen so we can get a deal done and can it done at this meeting the today? also ahead, we're live from the port area of bay young, new jersey, with an update on a possible strike that could affect businesses from texas to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you ne
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